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at c-span.org. >> former new mexico governor and libertarian can it -- can the -- candidate gary johnson. host: joining us now is gary johnson, former governor of mexico. he is the libertarian nominee. gary johnson, first question. look at the major party candidates. what is missing in the debate and what do you bring to the table? guest: how about the truth, for starters. the notion that obama and mitt romney are arguing over who will spend more on medicare. when we need to have a raging debate in this country on how we cut medicare spending, spending, i think we will find ourselves in the midst of a monetary collapse. that issue/ what is your prescription? pardon the expression. guest: i oversaw the reform of medicaid when i was governor of new mexico. we saved hundreds of millions of dollars. we set a better health-care networks for the poor. i believe if the government blocked -- done away with the strings and the manas, i could have overseen the delivery of health care to the poor. -- do away with the mandates. health care for those over 65. get the federal government out of
is your prescription? pardon the expression. >> i oversaw the or form of medicaid in the mexico when i was governor of new mexico. we ticket from a fee-for- service model to a managed-care model. we saved hundreds of millions of dollars, set up better health care networks for the poor. i believe if the federal government would have a lot granted the state of new mexico 43% less money, and done away with all the strings and the mandate, i could've effectively oversee the delivery of health care to the fore. i think you apply that same template to medicare, health care for those over 65, get the federal government out of the health-care business completely , give it up to the states, in this case, block grants that balance revenues and expenditures, and that is how we ever get out of this. giving it up to the states, 50 laboratories of innovation and best practices, that is exactly what we will have. we will have some fabulous success and some horrible failure. failure of lincoln avoided, success will be emulated. that is how we will find our way out of this. host: gary johnson is with u
. >> i'm with a that u.s.-mexico chamber of commerce. >> the have about 30 sheets over year. let's get right to it. i want to go right to the news of the day. there are a couple of things that jump out. the decision in pennsylvania are acquiring a voter i.d.. the court said it could go into effect next year but not enough time this year. what do you think that impact will be in terms of november, not just the presidential election but all other races as well. this decision followed an appeal to texas voter i.d. law and the cross-country. >> we were talking about this pine the stage. thank you for coming out. if you look at the polls between governor romney and president obama, that looks as though pennsylvania is going to be blue and the democrats will win at at the top of that ticket. they will look at a republican- run legislature and say you tried to jam this to the courts and you are hoping he would get tied up in the courts and would stay in effect for 2012. now that it has been struck down, you may have that power and invigorated voting base, particularly in philadelphia and pitt
, at that time in mexico, a worker cost general motors $7 an hour. in china, $4.50. i have been to general motors plants in shanghai and talk about mexico, and those plants are every bit as efficient as the ones here. this is one of our great challenges, which is not how to preserve jobs, but how to have growing wages. >> steve makes a good point. look at the parts sector. 2005, a parts unit at a 50,000 employees in the united states. they closed all but a couple plants in you as they have less than 5000 employees here. today,look at the oem's are they building new plants today? mexico. all the company's are making big investments in northern mexico to build more plants at capacity, in large part because of the difference in cost. the remaining jobs in the parts sector, which there are more jobs on the parts sector versus the manufacturers, have seen tremendous pressure on wages down word. -- downward. a family of four making that $14 an hour qualifies for food stamps. it raises questions about is the manufacturing sector, is the auto sector going to be competitive long term? remember, we still d
about the board per u.s.-mexico border, but i am certain we will not hear that is more ed than a billion dollars a day in a legitimate trade and how that helps our economy. >> i think you are going to hear a lot about the middle class. you will not hear anything substantive when it comes to folks who are poor in the lower class, and anybody who uses those words i will be absolutely stunned. hopefully jim lehrer will ask that. >> i covered the trade on martin -- trayvon martin rally in d.c.. i have not heard anybody talk about it. they seem to be the crux of the issue to buy the election. when are you doing to fight about this? >> hal are you dealing with groups like alec that folkestone not know about, who are driving legislation because it is not just alec? >> i dropped doing business with companies, and i am encouraging our members to do to the sink with businesses with which they deal that is not doing -- that is being unfair to suppress the vote or people who are not with us on the stand your ground case. we're looking at all the companies in our organization, and i felt i had to do
to mexico. i think it will be more transparent, it's legal system will be more predictable. but it has a few adjustments to make. all economists say china should export less and consume more. that is partly an economic question. it is also a transformation of society and has foreign-policy implications because it depends on globalization. all i am saying is that yes, i can imagine that transformation. i think that is certain. and next 10 years will be extremely complicated. what we must not a man or expect is that they will follow the conventions with which we are most familiar. it will be a chinese version. but it will be more transparent and it will not be achieved without some domestic difficulties. we have to be sensitive to what is emerging. but it will be different from what it is now. >> is there an opportunity? >> i completely agree with doctor kissinger. stop and think about it. the communist party is out the window. it threw out the window if fundamental principle of marxism, class struggle. all this was done and most americans did not even notice it happening. people still talk ab
dad, born in mexico, toward, did not get a college degree. i could have stayed in detroit like him and gotten pulled up in the car business. i went up on my own. i did not inheret money. what i have, i earned. [applause] i will be able to talk to president obama in a way no one else can about how the economy works. we are one nation under god. >> that did become a debate moments in this primary season. >> right. it is an interesting moment. it is a moment i think may replicate itself in general election debates. i cannot imagine obama will let this question and the tax returns go unremarked. what you see there is a couple of things. romney really pivots. he uses the initial question to swing us over to obama and the democrats and how they are against wealth, supposedly. there is also the reaction from the audience. one of the thing that was striking about this year's round of primary debates was the role of that live audience and how they became the influence and how people are perceiving them. in general election debates, the audiences seem to be much more behave. clearly, the aud
. olympia snowe retiring, todd akins becoming a biology instructor. hawaii and new mexico have not done as well as expected. democrats have 53 seats, republicans, 47. republicans need a three-seat net gain. republicans are going to win nebraska foreshore. effectively, it is 52-48. republicans need two or three seats. there are 10 tossups, five democratic, five republican. the day after the election at lunch time i do not think we will be sure who will be a majority in the senate. i will give democrats a little edge, 10 races within three points, and one thing about senate races that happens, on election day, if you take out the wave elections like 2006, 2008, 2010, they do not just break down the middle. 2/3 tend to break one way or the other and they tend to break one way more than the other. because >> it will be so close? >> you had missouri, montana, virginia, three states that decided the majority in the senate. 4.8 million people voted in those three states, and it was well into the day later before we knew who was gone to be the majority. >> this is congruent with charlie's math.
. he was shoveling gravel in mexico. but if we get this crazy national health care thing, if we wind up keeping this nutty, more government involvement with health care, what we are doing is we are sending a call to attract people. come here and use the government benefits. we are creating a welfare state. >> you just said it is a fiction that they are coming for benefits and now he said they're coming for benefit. >> some of them might be coming here for benefits. i know there are people who come here to have birth and had the baby said they can both get citizenship as well as get the pregnancy coverage. we need to eliminate that. no person has a right to live at the expense of another person. that is an american principle we have forgot about in this country. we need to get back to that. >> congressman, how much should the united states police the world? >> i think we ought to detect our national security interests abroad. it ought to start with what is our national security interests, does our activity overseas for that interest? and two there are other reasons to be active overseas
in place in support of mexico and colombia and panama and bad as we love. instead of supporting the process, our administration has in nicaragua in supporting covert activities to keep that revolution going to overthrow the sandinista government. also the door is not pushing the head of the government to move toward a correction of the civil rights and human rights problems that existed there. now, this administration seems almost befuddled by the fact that nicaragua is moving to participate in the process. and also the door, through its president is reaching out in order to negotiate peace. what you do is deal first through negotiation. force is not a first resort, but certainly a last resort in any instance. >> follow-up, please? >> many times and as history, the united states has gone to war to defend freedom of the land. that's your answer me he would be willing to forgo the use of military force even if it meant the establishment of a soviet dictatorship so close to our borders? >> i assume you're speaking about the government of nicaragua? we would work with that government to achieve
, mexico in 1970. i was young at the time, he was probably 45 years old, worked hard all his life, and i remember his face when that production plant went to moderate. we moved to houston to be closer administratively. but now i am in florida and i am concerned about some of the comments i heard about atlantic feeling. i grew up -- atlantic drilling. i grew up on the gulf coast trip it was oil, oil, oil. i remember two huge refinery explosions. you are swimming in oil-laced water and the sand it was solid tar. in florida we don't manufacture anything. our economy is tourism. from late september to april, that is our economy. we could be, with some government funding, the solar capital of the country. i have lived through hurricanes, losing my power for weeks at a time, because the infrastructure is so poor. not a lot of people can afford solar, but if you drive from east to west coast, every light pole is solar power. if we could start a manufacturing here, we could bring costs down and people would invest in that. host: investment in solar energy has been a hot button in the political c
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